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RMSB Code of Conduct: Coaches, Parents, Players - Please Read

**All teams must have Rosters completed with uploaded Birth Certificates & Player Liability Waivers to SHOP.RMSB prior to the beginning of the tournament..
 
Age Divisions will be determined by your age on April 30th, 2018

Player eligibility - No player may play with more than one team in the same age division.

Note: Some Playing Field Dimensions have Changed recently, please review. 
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TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

 
The tournament will be governed by Official MLB Rules with the following exceptions:
  1. Home team is listed first on schedule. Highest seed will be Home Team for Championship Games (coin flip if the seeds are the same).
  2. Game length will be 7 innings or no new inning at 1 hour, 45 minutes (Consolation Games as well). 2 Hour time limit for Championship Game. In the event there is a tie and the time limit has expired we will use the International Tie Breaker to break the tie.  A runner will be placed on second base (last out the previous inning) at the start of the top and bottom half of the inning.  If the tie is not broken that inning the runner will be placed on third base the next inning and subsequent innings until tie is broken.
  3. 9 run rule after 5 innings.
  4. 4 innings or 1 Hour constitutes a complete game when delayed for any reason or called off due to inclement weather.
    • 8u, 9u, 10u Age Divisions ONLY:
    • 8 runs per half inning: After 8 runs score, teams exchange offense and defense.  Only on a over the fence Home Run can more than 8 runs be scored.  In the last inning the trailing team can score unlimited runs.  If entering the last inning and the score is tied, then both teams can score unlimited runs.  The last inning is either the 7th inning or last inning to be played due to time limit (this is the umpire’s discretion).
    • Base runner may steal or advance to any base after the ball crosses home plateIf a baserunner leaves the base before the pitched ball has crossed the plate, and is not put out on the play, the runner must return to the base occupied before the pitch was made. If a baserunner leaves early and the ball is put into play. The baserunner(s) may only advance as far as forced to advance by the batter/runner.
    • Batter is automatically out on a 3rd strike.  (8u & 9u ONLY - 10u age division CAN advance on dropped 3rd strike).
       
  5. A Pitcher can fake a pick-off move to 3rd Base while being engaged with the pitching rubber.
  6. Batting Order Re-entry Rule: Starters may only re-enter one time and in the same spot in the batting order.
  7. Batting Order: There is no limit to the number of players you have in the batting lineup. A team must bat a minimum of 9 players.
  8. Unlimited Defensive substitutions. Your defensive lineup is non-related to your batting order. A player may play defensively even if they are not in the batting lineup.
  9. No Restrictions on Cleats other than NO metal cleats on portable mounds.
  10. No bat restrictions for 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u. Wood Bats are required for 13u, 14u, 16u, 18u Age DivisionsNo restrictions on wood bat types.
  11. Bat Boys are not allowed in Dugout or on the Field.
  12. Home team will be official scorer unless otherwise designated by RMSB.   Put starting time in the book.  Umpire is official timekeeper.
  13. Protests will not be allowed on judgment calls.  Protests must be handled at the time of protest (not after the game).  Umpire can confer with RMSB for help on ruling.
  14. A slide rule will be enforced at Home when there is a play at the plate. If contact is initiated by the runner, it must be through the process of a slide. Malicious contact; runner will be ejected. However, it is the discretion of the umpire if the runner is sliding, attempting to slide, or if there was malicious contact, or a slide is warranted.
  15. A slide rule will be enforced when an infielder is attempting to turn a double-play at second base. If the runner is not close enough to merit a slide, he must peel away from the baseline. This rule is for the protection of the base runner. The batter will be called out if the runner's not sliding or not peeling away affects the defensive play. This is the umpire’s discretion.
  16. A runner may not hurdle, jump over, or leap over a fielder unless the fielder is lying prone on the ground. Penalty: The runner is out, but the ball remains live unless the umpire calls interference. Note: Jumping over a kneeling fielder is illegal.
  17. Eliminate defensive huddles prior to your team taking the field in between innings.
  18. Only one coach outside of dugout during games (does not include base coaches).
  19. Please have a Catcher available to warm up your Pitcher between innings when your Catcher is not ready.
  20. Pitchers - Maximum of 6 warm-up pitches between innings.
  21. No infield before games. Get teams in the dugout and have your teams ready to play on time.
  22. No playing of Music at complexes.
  23. End of the game, remove garbage from dugout and clear dugout in a timely manner. Hold post game discussions outside the dugout.
  24. Show respect to the umpires, your players, your opponents and most of all to this great game.
  25. Read and adhere to the Code of Conduct.
  26. Have a FUN Tournament!!!

NOTE:

  • Intentional Walk requires coach to notify the home plate umpire. The batter is awarded first base without any pitches being thrown.
  • Speed up runners are not allowed.

 

 

PITCHING RULES

   
  1. If a pitcher pitches more than 4 innings in one calendar day, a 36-Hour rest period will apply. 1 pitch constitutes a Full Inning.
  2. Maximum Innings in One Calendar Day = 7 innings
  3. Maximum Innings for Tournament (including championship day) = 11 innings
  4. You may re-enter the only starting pitcher one time.
  5. Each team will keep and be responsible for their own pitching log.  It can be signed by the opposing coach, umpire, or RMSB staff at the conclusion of each game.  Pitching Log needs to be available for RMSB staff if requested.
  6. If a coach has a question about the opposing team's pitching log, he may bring it to the attention of a RMSB staff member.  A coach may not request the pitching affidavit from the opposing coach.
  7. If RMSB determines that the pitcher in question is ineligible to pitch, the pitcher will be removed from the mound at the time of discovery.  This is not a retroactive rule.
  8. Print Out Pitching Log

 

 

TIE BREAKER RULES FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SEEDINGS

   

NOTE: Fewest runs allowed by common opponent OR fewest runs allowed (all opponents) may be the determining factor for the teams that qualify for the Championship/Consolation Games. It is likely that more than one team per Pool will have a 4-0 record.

  1. Best Record
  2. Head to Head (tied teams).
    Does not apply if all tied teams have not played each other or have at least one win and one loss against all other tied teams.  Exception: One team has beaten or lost to ALL tied teams.  Head to head will apply to that team only.  The remaining tied teams will continue to the next tie breaker.
  3. Fewest runs allowed to Common Opponents.  A "Common Opponent" is defined as: A team or teams that all tied teams have played.  If the tied teams have a common opponent - the runs will be totaled of only the Common Opponents.  Keep in mind, you cannot play yourself, so runs that other teams allowed to your team or that you allowed to their team are not considered.
  4. Fewest runs allowed to All Opponents.
  5. Coin Flip or mini-playoff game per the discretion of RMSB

"Individual awards will be given for 1st and 2nd Place"

 

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